7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

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7 days in Kentucky Itinerary

Start: Indiana
Drive:  7​h
1
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cave City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Indiana

2
nights
Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Lexington side-trips: High Bridge Park (in Wilmore), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). There's much more to do: try your luck at Keeneland, sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

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Washington DC to Lexington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in November since evenings lows in Lexington dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Cave City.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo Trace Distillery, High Bridge Park, Ark Encounter, Bourbon 30 Spirits Distillery
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Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

1
night
Cave City

Cave City ©
Originally intended as a resort city to serve the Mammoth Cave attraction, Cave City has taken on a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Onyx Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally bet on your favorite at NCM Motorsports Park.

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You can drive from Lexington to Cave City in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Cave City due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Cave City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Mammoth Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
NCM Motorsports Park ©
NCM Motorsports Park

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour and then try to win big at Churchill Downs.

Before you visit Louisville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Cave City to Louisville in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cave City to Louisville is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Distillery Tours
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

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